Maria Alvira

Maria Alvira

Senior Associate

“Architecture is a form of art, thought through differently. It’s a process to design with aesthetics and functions regardless of the space. Success is known when patients feel the comfort they need while seeing a physician; when residents enjoy the amenities available in their condos or apartments; or when professionals feel productive and at ease in their workplace.”

Art, photography, and buildings have always played a prominent role in Maria’s life before she decided to study architecture. While taking photography in college, her subject of choice was the built environment. She was born in Cuba but moved to New York with her family early in life. The energy of the city has kept Maria here where she began working in corporate interiors before moving into single and multi-family residential and healthcare design. Since joining Perkins Eastman in 2005, she’s worked across several practice areas, including senior living, workplace, and healthcare, where she is currently.

Our Perkins Eastman

Maria is a longtime architect with Perkins Eastman’s New York studio who prizes collaboration with her team members and clients. She has worked on many projects from schematic design through construction administration.


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  • Education

  • University of Miami; B.Arch